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Ancient Kasbah Tour to the Desert

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Ancient Kasbah Tour to the Desert

Kasbahs / Desert

Day 01: Marrakech – Ouarzazate

Leave Marrakech through the Atlas mountains via Tizi N’tichka Pass visit the Glaoui kasbah in Telouet. Continue on to the world famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah the site where many movie films were produced. Next is Ouazazate the city considered the Hollywood of Africa where we will visit the movie studios. Accomodations at the hotel for the night.

Day 02: Ouazazate – Zagora

Stop by the magical palm plantation in the valley of Draa on the way to a very old kasbah. Have lunch in Zagora before spending the afternoon in Tamegroute made famous by it’s splendid library. There you can observe the manuscripts of the Coran written on gazelle skin and preserved since the 17th century. Also many books of history and medicine.

Day 03: Zagora -Jdayed

Leaving Zagora we will travel toward the desert until we reach the Oasis M’harech in the small village of Tafraoute where we will have lunch in the desert. We will continue on to the Oubahallou oasis to spend the night at Auberge Itran Sahara in Jdayed.

Day 04: Jdayed – Merzouga

Depart Jdayed toward Merzouga stopping on the way to see the rupestral engravings in Taouz, through Begaa a small urban area in the desert and on to Merzouga. Spend the night at an Inn near the magnificent dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Day 05: Merzouga

The adventure begins here! After breakfast at the Inn take a tour of the dunes by 4×4 vehicle. You will visit the tents of nomads to learn of their lifestyles, visit Khamliya village where you will enjoy the music and dance of the gnawas (former slaves of the sultan of Marrakech 1590)and visit the lake of the pink flamingos. In the afternoon take a camel (dromedrary) trek out into the desert to watch the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in a traditional Berber bivouac (tents) or out in the desert under the stars. Wake to a stunning sunrise and return to the Inn.

Day 06: Merzouga – Risanni – Dades Gorges

We will stop at the splendid palm plantation in the valley of the Ziz river in the town of Rissani. Travel through Erfoud and Jorf continuing on through the kasbah trail seeing many kasbahs and oasis along the way to the Todra gorge for lunch. Then we will continue on to Dades gorges where we will spend the night.

Day 07: Dades Gorges – Marrakech

We will leave Dades gorges travel along to Skoura to visit the palm plantation and the Amredhyle kasbah. Back through the N’tichka Pass to arrive at Marrakech.

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